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UGA Gwinnett Campus to house new master’s program in sport management and policy

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Education will offer a new master’s degree in sport management and policy at the UGA Gwinnett campus, starting in summer 2012. The department of kinesiology is now accepting applications for the program.

The program is the newest of 10 College of Education graduate degrees offered at the Gwinnett campus. The non-thesis track of study consists of 36 class hours, including 24 hours of required courses, six hours of electives and a six-credit-hour internship experience.

The multi-disciplinary curriculum incorporates real-world issues, blends face-to-face instruction with online and distance learning, and promotes a dynamic learning environment, according to Billy Hawkins, associate professor in kinesiology and the sport management and policy program coordinator.

“The program provides more convenient access to a state-of-the-art sport management program for working professionals in metro Atlanta who are seeking opportunities to advance their careers in various sport-related organizations,” said Kirk Cureton, head of the department of kinesiology. “It combines high-quality, evidence-based content delivered by internationally recognized sport management scholars with practical experience afforded by the sport industry.”

For more information about the sport management and policy program on the UGA Gwinnett campus, see